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UP: To the folks at places such as Recovery Point, the Salvation Army or Norwood United Methodist Church who found a way to carry on Thanksgiving dinner traditions last week to help those most in need of the support of their community, this year. “This is my second year, and it’s amazing to see the support of the community and all the volunteers who come out and give up their time …” said Maj. Patrick Richmond, Parkersburg Salvation Army commander. “What a blessing it is to be able to share that with this community.” Indeed, it is.

UP: To those who are also continuing a wonderful community tradition in making sure Operation Santa stays on course this year. “Especially this year with COVID, it’s nice to know that kids and their families were able to get the things that they need,” said Naddia Dhalai, strategic communications specialist for the Northern Ohio District and Ohio Valley District of the U.S. Postal Service. “We’re helping out in the process, it’s really the customers that are doing the work.”

UP: To those who made difficult choices and visited with their families via video or phone call this Thanksgiving, rather than take any risks with a family gathering and meal under one roof. Here’s hoping next year, such a decision will not be necessary. But in the meantime, you did the right thing, folks.

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